The Christian County Sheriff’s Office reports that they are investigating a theft which occurred in the Christian County Circuit Clerk’s Office.
On July 15th, Christian County Circuit Clerk, Julie Mayer, notified the Sheriff’s Office that funds were missing from bond monies received by her office. An audit, conducted by the County Auditor, determined that over the last few months approximately $3,500.00 was missing.
The suspect has been identified as a former employee of the Circuit Clerk’s Office. Upon learning of the theft she relived of her duties. The suspect and her attorney are cooperating with law enforcement.
This matter is currently still under investigation and is being handled by investigators from the Christian County Sheriff’s Department with assistance from the Illinois State Police. Due to the fact that the suspect is a former county employee, the State’s Attorney has filed a request for a Special Prosecutor to be appointed.
Anyone with information pertaining to this, or any other crime, is requested to contact the Christian County Sheriff’s Office (824-4961), their local law enforcement agency or Christian County Crime Stoppers at (1-800-568-TIPS) or (824-9100).